Ethernet in the fronthaul opening up 5G potential

Research into ways to extend intelligence and monitoring capabilities into fronthaul connectivity may be a key enabler for developing new 5G network architectures, according to Kent University’s Nathan Gomes. Kent University has been researching the use of Ethernet for fronthaul, and the challenges associated with that, as lead member of the iCIRRUS project, which is part of the EU’s Horizon2020 programme. Gomes’ team is also investigating where to site intelligence in the network – whether to have smart or  dumb Remote Radio…

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